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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Convotron » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:42 am

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robofreak wrote:Can we get Kotobukiys to release Play Arts kai Thundercats? That would be epic. =P~

The Play Arts Kai line is the only one that can do this right.


Bandai could do justice to the Thundercats designs, new or old, but not at the price point that most American toy buyers that the show is targeted at are going to be used to. A modified S.H. Figuarts styled approach could be used for the 6" Thundercats line and a S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii styled approach could be used for the 3.75" Thundercats line. However, the average price of SHF figures is just over $30 USD and the average price of S.I.C. KT figures are about $14 USD. Both prices don't include shipping fees.

The main problems with using the Play Arts Kai line is that the figures are quite expensive to with an average price of over $50 USD without shipping fees.

I think that the most plausible alternative to Bandai would be Mattel if they hired the Four Horsemen to handle the figure sculpts and design. Implement a range of figure types similar to how the WWE action figures are divided(Basic for $10-$12 but less articulation and Elite for $18-$20 but superior articulation) so that a variety of toy buyers could afford to buy the toys.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby robofreak » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:08 am

Well, Play Arts Kai doesn't aim towards kids. A super detailed line on the Play Arts Kai level would be aimed towards collectors since the figures would average $40 a piece.

Bandai's designs don't really impress me much. They always seem like they could do better.

I'm not sure who Four Horsemen are.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:40 pm

I was in another TRU today this time in Clearwater and I found Masterpeice Rodimus Prime

So as i'm looking for Thundercats I found alot of the tanks and a giant foot and ahalf Lion-o but no 4',6' or classics figures :(
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Convotron » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:15 am

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robofreak wrote:Well, Play Arts Kai doesn't aim towards kids. A super detailed line on the Play Arts Kai level would be aimed towards collectors since the figures would average $40 a piece.


Exactly...Thundercats isn't aimed largely at collectors. It's a brand mainly aimed at North American kids. It's not likely that WB thinks that a line of $40 price point figures would sell well in the NA market. That's why the Thundercats Classics figures are priced at about $20. The Masters of the Universe Classics figures are the closest thing I can think of that WB would consider emulating for a collector oriented toy line.

robofreak wrote:Bandai's designs don't really impress me much. They always seem like they could do better.


I'm curious about which Bandai designs you're not impressed much with. Bandai produces such a wide variety of toy products, some of which are certainly mediocre such as some of their Super Sentai toys. However, to be honest, I can't think of any strong rivals to Bandai's cream of the crop toy lines such as Soul of Chogokin, S.H. Figuarts, S.I.C., and S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii.

robofreak wrote:I'm not sure who Four Horsemen are.


They're a group of toy sculptors and designers who first hit it big working for McFarlane Toys and then went independent. They have sculpted many of the DCU and DCC figures, and are probably most well known for their work on the Masters of the Universe Classics figures.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby robofreak » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:37 pm

Well, for bandai designs, I haven't been impressed with a lot of their mass retail stuff. Power Rangers use to have so much more detail than what they now have. Heck, I remember when the average megazord was $40 and now they sit at the $25 price range.

I completely forgot that Sould of Chogokin was done by Bandai. My bad there.

However, for me, the only real thing that's any good now from them are their Gunpla kits.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby adamassc » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:52 pm

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Alright, so this line finally showed up at a local store for me(TRU is a good half day's trip), so I gave it another try. This time, I got Wilykit. The paint is better, and the board is pretty cool. She's only got three joints, but I wasn't expecting much more for her size. The magnet gimmick continues to be an issue. As I said about Cheetara, the magnet on her prevents head movement. Wilykit's magnet is poorly placed for different reasons. It's in her butt. I don't know why the magnets need to be so big, or why the obviously young children need to interact with the tank or the motorcycles.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:34 pm

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Walmart by me has these. The Classics look pretty nice, almost got Lion-O, but I put him back. I'm gonna regret it , I know. They also had the play sword, but no claw shield (looks pimp).
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Collector Maximus » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:16 pm

DISCHARGE wrote:Walmart by me has these. The Classics look pretty nice, almost got Lion-O, but I put him back. I'm gonna regret it , I know. They also had the play sword, but no claw shield (looks pimp).


What's the price for the Classics figs at Wal Mart? BBTS should have them any day now and their price is about $34 plus ship for Tygra and Lion o together or 17 a piece, Which seems pretty good. TRU has them listed for 19.99 a piece. If I don't see them soon I may go with BBTS.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby DISCHARGE » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:09 pm

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DISCHARGE wrote:Walmart by me has these. The Classics look pretty nice, almost got Lion-O, but I put him back. I'm gonna regret it , I know. They also had the play sword, but no claw shield (looks pimp).


What's the price for the Classics figs at Wal Mart? BBTS should have them any day now and their price is about $34 plus ship for Tygra and Lion o together or 17 a piece, Which seems pretty good. TRU has them listed for 19.99 a piece. If I don't see them soon I may go with BBTS.


They are about $17 each at Walmart
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:35 pm

I'm pretty interested in purchasing a few. The Classics are definitely what i want the most and i hope they do follow through with the rest. I would think if Tygra and Lion-O don't sell well (or the entire line for that matter) it could seriously hamper any other releases such as a Cheetara or a Panthro. I'm sure they have them designed though. I've yet to see any figs yet anywhere though as of yet.

As for the current figs. To be honest, the only figure i'm interested in is Mumm-Ra in his withered up mummy form. I've got the original so i'll switch up the Sword of Plun-Darr holster he comes with and give him the staff that he should have had from my original.

For some reason the 4 and 6 inch figures just don't do it for me. They just seem a little off to me. I don't know.......maybe i'll warm up to them but from the reviews i've seen on youtube the poseability is a bit of an issue and the magnet gimmick isn't my cup of tea either. The line does have a tonne of potential though and i'll be watching it pretty closely.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Collector Maximus » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:24 pm

The are finally starting to show up in my area. I saw the whole 4" line and the 6' line at a walmart and TRU. I can't believe the 6 " figures are 14.99 at Wal Mart and 17.99 at TRU. I did fork out the money for the classic figures, 19.99 at TRU. They look great! However I honestly wish they weren't as big as they are. They might be better, and certainly more affordable, if they were closer to 6" in size or the size of the original figures.
I honestly don't think the 4" or 6" fogures look bad at all. I know there are aesthetic problems with the gimmicks, but the likeness to the cartoon designs and the paint apps are pretty accurate imo. But the 6" figures do look noticeably better overall than the 4" figures.
However I prefer the original character designs to the new ones. For example panthro really doesn't look like Panthro to me. I guess I'm just G1 like that. I did watch the premiere episode which I thought was excellent, haven't seen any of the eps after that. I do think this line has promise with a strong new cartoon to back it.
here's to hoping they continue with the classic figures. I'd really like to see pretty much all the original characters redone in the new classic series.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 pm

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looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby adamassc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm

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Megatron Wolf wrote:looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks


Odd, both my local Walmarts have nearly the entire line. So far, the only thing I haven't seen yet is the Tower of Omens playset.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:10 am

Well I found classics Lion-O at TRU on thursday and my Walmart just reset and no Thundercats.Ever since my TRU remodeled they have dropped many lines

Hell they don't even sell Gi Joe or DCUC
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:04 pm

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adamassc wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:looked for them today but all stores were either wiped out or just didnt have them(or had no clue what a thundercat was). At walmart i was told they werent getting them cause they're not ordering them but other walmarts might get them, Target had no clue, kmart there was no one to ask but the website said sold out, the first TRU said check back monday, the 2nd TRU said one guy bought them all yesterday and the 3rd TRU said 2 people bought them all yesterday (greedy bastards), they also told me that alot of people are asking about them so maybe they'll order more next time. How much you wanna bet that the prices are going to be jacked up at TRU in the next few weeks


Odd, both my local Walmarts have nearly the entire line. So far, the only thing I haven't seen yet is the Tower of Omens playset.


the stores around me suck they either dont order stuff or they order 1 case, especially the walmarts. They were good when i was a kid but in the past few years they just stopped giving a ****. Its just not the toys either its pretty much every thing. I never hear anyone say "oh that store is great" anymore. Only way im going to find them is if i just wait for the craze to die down or i find some way to get to the stores early on shipment day cause I refuse to pay inflated ebay prices and i cant afford to pay for shipping.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:30 pm

Has anyone seen this line of figures in Canada yet? I've searched every TRU, Wal-Mart and comic shop and still haven't seen anything.

I also agree that TRU and Wally world are, what seems to me, dropping the ball quite a bit in their toy departments. Sruff like Thor and Green Lantern are just hangin around forever. Seems to be a waste of time going hunting anymore.

I'm really hopin they make a newschool Driller figure though. He looked pretty sweet in episode 5.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Gandalf » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:35 pm

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I really don't see how anyone could have expected better from Bandai America. Everything I've seen from them, especially the Power Rangers, is stuck in the early 90s as far as quality. I was so disappointed when they got the Thundercats license.

However, I've been pleasantly surprised. The Thundercats Classics are actually much better than I expected, and probably the best figures Bandai America has ever made. But they still aren't perfect, especially Tygra.

I'm even satisfied with the 6 inch and 4 inch versions. 6 inch Lion-O is pretty neat, and I can't wait to find Cheetara. As a major TC fan, I'm going all out and buying all three scales. Needless to say I'm thankful for a temporary lag in new TF Generations!

My Walmart began their fall reset last week and had a few in stock, and TRU had a decent selection as well. I've got a fairly good collection started as a result.

I just received SDCC Lion-O too, and the paint job isn't quite as bad as some are saying. The sword stand is awesome!

Buy those Classics, guys! We need Cheetara and Panthro! And Bengali and Lynx-O! And Jaga! :-B
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby adamassc » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:34 pm

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what, no Classics Pumyra?
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby dinojack86 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:56 pm

I was stoked when I realized they were making a new line to go with the new show. Some of them are good, some not so good. The main character look pretty good in the 4 in size except for Mumm-ra. He looks terrible. The Thundertank rocks and the idea of playing with the 4 in figures interacting with it is sweet. Classics Lion-O and Classics Tigra look great, I mean really great. The toys remind me of the recent classics Power Rangers Ban Dai made in the last year or two.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:41 am

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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Aluus » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:28 pm

This is hands down the greatest Thundercats video I have ever seen!

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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:57 pm

For some reason I had the Mad episode set to DVR but it taped another show
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:52 pm

I finally found a Classic Lion-O at TRU today. I was pretty stoked. Was beginning to think scalpers had snagged them all up.
Now that i have him out of package and poseing him, I'm VERY impressed with this figure. He just looks amazing!

Very poseable and the paint apps on mine are immaculate! He'll look great with my vintage Cheetara and Willykit.

I recommend that if and when you come across the figure that you buy it. You won't be disappointed. I'm quite pleased that Bandai released their Classic line along with the new line for the show. I'm not too fond of the new figures very much. I'm not knocking them but their not really my cup of tea.

I'm hoping they release a Cheetara and that the classic line doesn't fade away with only the two releases.
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:59 pm

My most recent...I'm done with the cats this wave now I have to grab the villians
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Re: Thundercats! New and old

Postby MGrotusque » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Im curious. Now that they've all but destroyed my interest in the Classics line by reducing it to 6 inches to cater to the outcries of whiner crypants fan dorks that want to be able to have their Thundercats display well with their MOTUC figures, for whatever reason is beyond me.

Will there be a Cheetara figure? By that i mean a true "classics" figure. One that looks like her from the original series?
From what i've seen through perusing the web, are only 6 inch new school Cheetara and Panthro figures that i think are to be released as "classics". Anybody have any info about this?
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